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John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

John Mark Rafacz is the editorial manager of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

Articles by John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

On Center: Classical Music Project On Center: Classical Music Project
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
The sixth season of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s Classical Music Project features six ensembles, including performances by Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with Chopin International Piano Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s J.S. Bach: The Circle [Read More]
On Center: Classical Music Project On Center: Classical Music Project
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
The sixth season of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s Classical Music Project features six ensembles, including performances by Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with Chopin International Piano Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s J.S. Bach: [Read More]
On Center: Maria Schneider On Center: Maria Schneider
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Maria Schneider, who NPR describes as “a national treasure,” calls her own shots. That and her immeasurable talent have helped her and the orchestra she guides to earn five Grammy Awards in three genres, 12 Grammy nominations, and the acclaim of critics and music lovers. She performs April 18 at [Read More]
On Center: Maria Schneider On Center: Maria Schneider
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
Maria Schneider, who NPR describes as “a national treasure,” calls her own shots. That and her immeasurable talent have helped her and the orchestra she guides to earn five Grammy Awards in three genres (jazz, classical, and rock), 12 Grammy nominations, and the acclaim of critics and [Read More]
On Center: Arctic Rhythms On Center: Arctic Rhythms
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
In Arctic Rhythms, which comes to the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State March 23, Paul D. Miller - AKA master turntablist DJ Spooky - harnesses his eclectic artistry for an unparalleled portrayal of the polar regions. [Read More]
On Center: Arctic Rhythms On Center: Arctic Rhythms
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Revered in the hip-hop world as a master turntablist, Paul D. Miller — better known by his stage name DJ Spooky — is a sonic artist who hears music in everything from visual forms and economic theory to the great outdoors. In Arctic Rhythms, which comes to the Center for the Performing [Read More]
On Centre: Singer-songwriters Griffin, Watkins, and Mitchell perform as trio On Centre: Singer-songwriters Griffin, Watkins, and Mitchell perform as trio
16 weeks ago - Town and gown
Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anaïs Mitchell are coming to Penn State for a celebration of American songwriting and performance. Their March 16 concert at Eisenhower Auditorium, part of the Use Your Voice Tour 2016, finds the artists sharing songs and accompanying one another. The tour, [Read More]
On Center: Sybarite5 On Center: Sybarite5
30 weeks ago - Town and gown
If an ensemble of sedate musicians seated on stage in a semicircle playing the masterworks of long-deceased European men is your chamber music performance ideal, the eclectic dynamism of Sybarite5 might just mess with your head. The first string quintet to win the Concert Artists Guild [Read More]
On Center: Opus On Center: Opus
34 weeks ago - Town and gown
Sometimes circus is all clown cars, caged tigers, and the incomparable scent of elephant dung. Sometimes it’s more sublime. “Opus,” which comes to Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium November 11, “is cut-glass, caviar circus,” writes a reviewer for The Telegraph [Read More]
On Center: The Knights On Center: The Knights
38 weeks ago - Town and gown
Cellist Eric Jacobsen and his older brother, Colin, a violinist, have the minds of classical musicians and the hearts of world explorers. The Jacobsens are cofounders and artistic directors of The Knights, a Brooklyn-based orchestral collective that strives to shake up the concert experience by [Read More]
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